Lake Taneycomo

Lilleys’ Landing Lake Taneycomo fishing report, May 26

Posted by Darin Schildknecht on May 27th, 2012
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Taneycomo was a little busy today.  It is Saturday, Memorial Day weekend and the resort is full (Lilleys’ Landing) along with the lake.  The weather is sunny, and hot.  The high was around 92 degrees and humid.  The Southwestern Power Administration had no generators running until 3pm and then they kicked on two.  While there was no generation the fly fishing was great. 

Fishing from Lookout down to Fall Creek we were using #16 rusty midges on 6x Rio Fluoroflex tippet about twenty inches below a Palsa stick-on indicator.  We also used a yellow Miracle Fly about five feet under a Palsa indicator.  Most of the fish were around 13-14 inches and healthy fighters.  We also used a 1/8 ounce black or sculpin & ginger marabou jig.  Most of the strikes on the jig are when it is falling so you really have to watch the line and keep the line tight.

When the generators were turned on most everything changes but we stayed in the same area, Lookout down to Fall Creek.  On the fly rods we had to change everything.  We went to a large carrot float with a size 7 split shot and most of the time a pink Dynamite worm or cerise Ultra San Juan Worm about five to six foot deep.  We were able to switch to 4x Powerflex Rio tippet instead of the Rio Fluoroflex.  On the spinning rods we still used the same jig set up but we also used a size 8 gold Rapala X-Rap right up against the bank.

Fishing these is fun and fast.  Cast them right up close to the bank and reel fast jerking it along the way.  The strikes are hard and fast!  Most of the fish that would just chase it were rainbows but the browns don’t mess around, they whack it hard!  Also on the spinning rod we had a cerise Ultra San Juan Worm with a size 4 split shot about two feet above it and just let it drag along the bottom as we drifted down the lake.  We also did a little bait fishing just below Fall Creek using orange and chartreuse Gulp with a size four split shot two feet up from the hook and again just letting it drag along the bottom as we drifted down the lake.

 

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